Employment

HIRING PROCESS ANTICIPATED TO BEGIN IN LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER OF 2021


The West Whiteland Township Police Department accepts resumes for the position of police officer on a continuing basis.  Applicants may send resumes by electronic mail message to pdhiring@westwhiteland.org.  The West Whiteland Township Police Department will hold the resumes until the next active hiring initiative.  At that time, a representative from the West Whiteland Township Police Department will contact those individuals who sent resumes and provide them with the next steps needed to continue in the hiring process.




Age  Requirements

All applicants must have reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday at the time of appointment.


General Qualifications

1.All applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America.

2. All applicants must be physically and mentally fit and able to perform the essential duties of a police officer.

3. All applicants must possess and retain the ability to provide credible testimony in a court of law.

4. All applicants must be ACT 120 certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).  Any applicant currently in the police academy must successfully complete the academy and pass the MPOETC ACT 120 certification test prior to the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department.  Any applicant who successfully completed the police academy within the previous two years but failed to obtain a MPOETC ACT 120 certification shall successfully pass the MPOETC ACT 120 certification test prior to the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department.  Applicants shall bear any costs associated with completing the police academy as well as obtaining the MPOETC ACT 120 certification.  Applicants who cannot obtain MPOETC ACT 120 certification by the projected date of appointment with the West Whiteland Township Police Department shall be disqualified.

5. All applicants must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) prior to appointment.

6. All applicants must have successfully completed at least sixty (60) credits from an accredited university/trade school or thirty (30) credits from an accredited university/trade school along with two years active duty military service prior to appointment.

7. All applicants must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment. 

8. Any felony conviction is an automatic disqualification. Any criminal activity that would be considered a felony under Pennsylvania law, federal law, or the law of the state in which the activity occurred is a disqualification.

9. Once hired, applicants must be willing and able to receive oleoresin capsicum (O.C.) spray, as well as temporary exposure to a conductive energy weapon (Taser).